As the days went on in Saline Valley, the temperature kept increasing, so we decided to leave on the afternoon of May 20. For me, it loses a lot of its appeal when temperatures are up over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
We took the north pass road out. There are several places to camp along the road before you hit pavement. At higher altitudes, it is generally cooler.
The drive was uneventful. We passed up the sites that were in the Juniper-pinon pine forest.
We finally picked a spot in the Inyo National Forest with a view of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains.
Except for the bugs, it was an ideal place to camp.
The sunset on the mountains was beautiful.
After applying bug spray, we drank wine by the campfire watching the sky darken.
Dinner was good, too.
I did wake up early enough to catch a photo of the sunrise. But I wasn’t willing to go outside to take one. So, this the one from inside the camper.